Tag Archives: Documentary

Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

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Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

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Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

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Review in Brief: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

Harlem, 1969 and something special was happening in the same months as Woodstock and the Moon Landing. The Harlem Cultural Festival brought to the stage such acts as a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder, BB King Gladys Knight and Nina Simone and … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Sparks Brothers (2021)

You’re a lot more likely to fall in love with the very alternative musical duo Sparks after watching Edgar Wright’s comprehensive, affectionate rock doc THE SPARKS BROTHERS. Wright interviews famous fans (often having fun with the captions in the process), … Continue reading

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Crip Camp (2020) Review

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Review in Brief: Life in a Day 2020 (2021)

Despite a worldwide pandemic, in 2020 life went on. Ten years on from crowd-sourced documentary LIFE IN A DAY Kevin Macdonald and his team did it again, this time picking 25 July 2020 as the date of record. This world-spanning … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Time (2020)

TIME is a must-see documentary about injustice and inequality in the US penal system, one that makes  you wonder how much longer urgently-needed reforms can be avoided if films like this keep getting made and scores of victimised citizens’ stories keep … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: My Octopus Teacher (2020)

Nature documentary makers are told never to interfere with the natural order of things, to be neutral observers only. MY OCTOPUS TEACHER is the magical story of a man with a camera forming an unlikely and unbreakable bond with another … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: You Don’t Nomi (2020)

YOU DON’T NOMI is a pleasingly in-depth documentary deconstruction of Paul Verhoeven’s infamous stripper film SHOWGIRLS. Admittedly, there’s a lot of fun to be had inserting scenes from Showgirls onto handy screens found within other, “better” Verhoeven movies, and they … Continue reading

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